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Tanmay Agarwal Creates World Record: Hits Fastest Triple Century In First-Class Cricket History

In the Ranji Trophy 2023/24 Plate Group, while Hyderabad vs Arunachal Pradesh match experienced 701 runs on the opening day, Hyderabad opener Tanmay Agarwal slammed a record-breaking fastest triple century in first-class cricket history.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 28.01.2024
Tanmay Agarwal Hits Fastest Triple Century In First-Class Cricket History

In the Ranji Trophy 2023/24 Plate Group, while Hyderabad vs Arunachal Pradesh match experienced 701 runs on the opening day, Hyderabad opener Tanmay Agarwal slammed a record-breaking fastest triple century in first-class cricket history.

On Friday (26 January) morning, hosts Hyderabad captain Rahul Singh won the toss and chose to field first. After Arunachal Pradesh were bowled out for only 172 runs, Hyderabad ended the day with a score of 529/1 in 49 overs.

Hyderabad’s Tanmay Agarwal recorded the fastest triple century in first-class cricket history

Hyderabad openers Tanmay Agarwal and the skipper Rahul Singh had a 449-run partnership for the first wicket. While Singh was out for 185 runs in 105 balls with the help of 26 fours and three sixes, Agarwal has continued his record-breaking batting performance.

At the end of the day, Agarwal scored 232 not out in 160 balls with the help of 33 fours and 21 sixes. The timeline of his every fifty runs completion has been listed below.

  • 50 off 49 balls (6x4s; 2x6s)
  • 100 off 80 balls (13x4s; 3x6s)
  • 150 off 103 balls (20x4s, 5x6s)
  • 200 off 119 balls (25x4s, 9x6s)
  • 250 off 135 balls (28x4s, 14x6s)
  • 300 off 147 balls (31x4s, 20x6s)

Key stats of Tanmay Agarwal’s astonishing batting performance

  • By completing his triple-century in only 147 balls, Agarwal set a new record for the fastest triple-century in first-class cricket history. The previous record was a 191-ball triple-hundred by Marco Marais for Border (vs Eastern Province in 2017).
  • By completing his double-century in just 119 balls, Agarwal recorded the second-fastest double-century in first-class cricket history. The record is an 89-ball double-hundred by Afghan cricketer Shafiqullah Shinwari for Kabul Region (vs Boost Region in 2018).
  • Agarwal’s 323 not out was the seventh highest runs for a batter in a single day in first-class cricket history.
  • With 21 sixes, Agarwal has already taken his name in the third place of the record book of most sixes in a first-class innings. Only Kabul Region’s Shafiqullah Shinwari (22 sixes vs Boost Region in 2018) and Auckland’s Colin Munro (23 sixes vs Central Districts in 2015) have better records than Agarwal.

Other Special Record: Day one of the Hyderabad vs Arunachal Pradesh match experienced 701 runs. It was the second-highest runs in a single day in first-class cricket history. The record is 721 runs on the first day of the Essex vs Australians match at Southend-on-Sea in 1948. 

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